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The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.
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(GYN) (gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
Synonym(s): gynaecology.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]
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The speciality concerned with abnormality and disease of the female external genitalia (vulva), the vagina, womb (uterus), Fallopian tubes, ovaries and other structures in and about the female pelvis, and with the breasts. It is concerned, in particular, with menstrual disorders, ENDOMETRIOSIS, pelvic infection, cancer of the uterus and adjacent organs, cysts and tumours of the ovaries, infertility, contraception and complications of child-bearing including ectopic pregnancy and breast lactation disorders.
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Summary: First gynaecologist from Mena region to receive coveted international award
Moreover, during the course, the newer branch of urology called functional urology will be able to update the urologists and gynaecologists to help hundreds of thousands of patients who come into their clinical practice.
Nawabzada Gohram Bugti, the MPA from the district, holds previous governments responsible for failing to address the issue by appointing female gynaecologists in his constituency.
A recent death of a pregnant woman, Mehnaz Bibi, once again brings to fore the acute shortage in fact the absence of gynaecologists in rural parts of the province.
Limited use of skilled care, inadequate skills among health care providers and low health facility coverage are the main reasons for this high number.Dr Kigen Barmasai, an obstetrician/gynaecologist and a former head of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Kenya, says that in a day, a single obstetrician/gynaecologist in a public hospital can see as many as 20 patients, sometimes more, while one in private practice generally attends to between 10 and 15 patients a day.
One of the two was already on sick leave and the only other gynaecologist failed to show up for work on Tuesday and later, and later filed a sick note.
Method: The cross-sectional study was conducted at Jinnah, Ganga Ram and Mayo Hospitals, Lahore, from 10th January 2014 to 30th June 2014 and comprised gynaecologists at public-sector hospital with work experience ranging from 5 to 30 years.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Rcog) said pregnancy presents an ideal opportunity for healthcare professionals to identify women with FGM and it may be the first time they have ever sought medical services.
The first part of the questionnaire addressed the demographics of the gynaecologists, while the second part enquired about the use of vaginal pessaries as first-line treatment for POP (yes/no), indications, choice of pessary with regard to the anterior, middle and posterior compartment (ring/ donut/Gellhorn/cube/Gehrung/other), routine use of oestrogen cream (yes/no), patient follow-up (3-monthly, 3-6-monthly, more than 6-monthly), and the need for a formal training programme on vaginal pessary use.
The event brought together 400 Jordanian, Arab and foreign obstetricians and gynaecologists.
The court heard that Giles visited the gynaecologist for an internal examination on November 30th 2006 at Droitwich Spa Hospital, six weeks after surgery, when he touched her inappropriately.
Everyone who knows him loved him, he was a great doctor with a great bedside manner and a very, very talented gynaecologist.